Monday, May 16, 2016

State Library e-resources help you “Get in the Game” for summer reading

Use State Library e-resources to allow readers 24/7/365 access to reading from anywhere the internet is available.

Tumblebook Library, for grades K-3, contains animated picture books and chapter books with read-aloud, as well as puzzles, games, videos and songs.

SIRS Discoverer, for grades K-8, offers articles from children's magazines and has a Subject Browse with icons for several topics, including sports, to help kids "Get on your mark, get set…read!" Clicking the Educators' Tools, Activities will lead you to articles containing activities about subjects such as health, hobbies and crafts. SIRS Discoverer also offers non-fiction ebooks that are appropriate for tweens and teens, too.


Tweens and teens can "Get in the game" with articles in SIRS Issues Researcher and World Book Student.

World Book Advanced offers a special Pathfinders feature for one-stop reading about topics such as the Olympic Games.

Teens and adults can "Exercise your mind, read!" in Gale Virtual Reference Library. It provides reference books, including The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, in full text and audio.

Mango Languages is a fun stop to learn Soccer Celebration jargon in Portuguese and Spanish as well as how to talk about leisure activities in more than 70 languages.

These and other e-resources are available here at directly within the library or school and away from the library with a barcode and password at no charge to your library.